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Video: Introducing the Pescador Pro

New video by PerceptionEurope: The Pescador Pro is a fishing kayak with performance and outfitting to satisfy even the most avid of kayak fisherman.

Video: Jackson Kayak's Kraken 13.5 Overview with Jim Sammons

New video by The Heliconia Press: Jim Sammons goes over the new Kraken 13.5 from Jackson Kayak from bow to stern, discussing the many features and accessories that come on the new model, including standard YakAttack GearTrac, a huge center hatch and the ability to trim the seat forward and back. For more information on the new Kraken 13.5, visit Jackson Kayak Produced by Heliconia

Video: Happy Thanksgiving 2015 from Rosie's Rod Pocket

New video by playak: Rose Oast, from Rosie's Rod Pocket, wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Cameo of Rolf Williams.

Video: Happy Thanksgiving 2015 from Rosie's Rod Pocket

New video by playak: Rose Oast from Rosie's Rod Pocket wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Check out for handmade and custom rod socks to protect your valuable fishing rods.



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"HOBIE Tandem Islander.Do,s any member have one of these craft"? what are your views on them and how do they perform?"
Nov 16
john allsop posted a status
"I have just read the design and development of the Viroga sailing kayak. and it could be an excellent purchase."
Oct 31
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Oct 26
john allsop posted a status
"Has anyone seen the VIROGA, it looks somewhat like the Triak Mk1"
Oct 26
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Sprit Sail 012

From Flat Earth. This way to rig was not a success. I think i want either a stright Sprit or a short "boom" at the top.
Oct 19
john allsop commented on Krisztian Kasza's photo


"Intesting we are always trying to get more performance out of out kayaks. I am only about 80 steps from a "slip" that goes down to the beach, at high tide the bottom of the "slip" is close to the water. I am on the Isles of…"
Oct 19
Krisztian Kasza commented on Krisztian Kasza's photo


"Dear John! Seems like you are a folding kayak addict too! :) I forgot to upload the photos of recent my Odysseis in Adriatic See (Croatian island hopping). I mounted a 'Flat Earth' kayak sail as a mizzen, it is only 1 msq, but increased my…"
Oct 18
john allsop commented on Krisztian Kasza's photo


"Good to see another Klepper, i have not been around  for some time, i lived in Canada for quite a few years and i am now in the UK. I have two Aerius 2s one from the 1960s and one from 1976, these are the 720 (old) size. During the last year…"
Oct 17


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I,m back

I have now been living on St Marys in the Isles of Scilly for just over one year. If this winter is like lasts there will be No Snow,No Freezing and a few gales. Unfortunatly owing to problems i have not been able to go out paddling or sailing.

Posted by john allsop on October 13, 2015 at 12:59am

Sawyer Venom WW SUP Paddle review

I just want to say, " Sawyer knows how to make an amazing SUP paddle!"  

The Venom is not only a beautiful paddle, its functional, durable and stable.  I have tried many different blade designs and materials for whitewater over the years.  As a kayaker I love my AT paddle with the Dynel edging.  Sawyer has brought that material to SUP.  Its tougher than Kevlar and makes it virtually impossible to wear down the edges on your paddle blade.…

Posted by Aaron koch on August 19, 2015 at 10:54pm

Overnight SUP on the Santa Maria

In my relentless search for places to escape the cold, I found Mexico!  A refuge from the polar vortexes of the U.S. and also a paddlers paradise.  There is so much diversity of whitewater that you need multiple river craft to enjoy it all!  

The headwaters of the Santa Maria River lie in the semi desert region between the states of Queretaro and San Luis Potosi.  150 miles from the gulf of Mexico where it finally meets the salt water.  Santa Maria has no Dams…

Posted by Aaron koch on December 16, 2014 at 4:52pm



Kokatat GMER Long Term Review

Started by Adrian Shanahan in Whitewater Nov 28, 2014.


Started by john allsop in General Paddling Forum May 1, 2013.


Started by john allsop in Kayak Fishing. Last reply by Mike Livingston Apr 29, 2013. Forums

How to deal with pinning a long boat

Check out this nasty pin at Go Left during the Green Race.

Towaway 680 fpm fun in the south east!

The 20th year Green Race phrase is, "what's your excuse" mine is Toxaway! Check out the latest update, Huge slides, horrible hike out, and more gradient then you know what to do with! [url=http:

Have your say in the next boat we put out

It's time to have your say again... we're trying to decide which of these to play kayaks to do first - the Buzz Kill plastic river wave surfer, or the Main Squeeze river running playboat. http://ww








Video: Woodys Video Blog /Lackieren

New video by supzero: Woodys Video Blog /Lackieren

pau-hana Lotus 10' Yoga

Move past the work and worries of daily life and find enlightenment of the Lotus Yoga SUP. This board’s ground-breaking new shape is designed to provide a stable and balanced platform for all kinds of yoga enthusiasts.

cbc 9' Soft SUP Board

This board comes as a complete package. Not only do you get the board, you get the adjustable paddle, leash, AND the padded roof racks.

Palm Gradient Shoes

The result of combined R&D between Palm and Merrell, the Gradient is the most capable creek shoe ever built. Supurb grip on wet rock, excellent comfort even when wet and a low profile design for cramped cockpits.

brusurf Surf Shred Swallow Tail 9'6"

Excellent "Fun Surf" shape. Very stable and good for paddling and fun to surf.

Playak News Watch

SUPracer: ‘Aussie Downwind Week’ Set to Light Up Western Australia King of The Cut’ The Headline Act

While the racing season has officially ended in Hawaii, California and pretty much everywhere else in the world, Australia's summer of SUP has only just begun.

SUPboarder: Sam Ross Paddling Technique Series

The new SUP paddling technique series from Sam Ross is a great way to pick up on some basic/intermediate paddling tips. A SUP (and windsurf) coach based in the UK, Sam is well resected, and has a clear and simple teaching method which will help you get your paddling to the next level without a doubt.

iSUPworld: Naish Mana Air Inflatable SUP Review

The Mana Air is a very stable and super fun inflatable stand-up paddle board. I was lucky enough to be able to paddle this board in Maui this year and really enjoyed cruising around in ocean bays and riding waves.

SUP Connect: Top 5 Reasons To Be Thankful For Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is currently one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, and for good reason. There is so much to love about this sport so in honor of today's Thanksgiving Holiday here in the United States, we've decided to jot down a list of the Top 5 Reasons to be thankful for paddle boarding.

SUP Connect: Surftech Announces The Addition Of Ryan Mahoney To Sales Team

Surftech, The Original Board Manufacturing Company, announced today that Ryan Mahoney has joined their sales team to manage Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona. Ryan will manage the territory for the Surftech Brands and NSP. The addition of Mahoney is another valuable hire for the company who has been recruiting the best in class operators to be the backbone for future growth and stability.

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